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Southend SEND Independent Forum

A new Forum to give parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) an independent voice in Southend-on-Sea has been appointed by the Department for Education.

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Thank you for protecting our NHS

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is thanking those who have acted responsibly to help protect our local NHS and urged residents to continue.

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Council is new owner of Victoria Shopping Centre

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has bought the Victoria Shopping Centre for £10m.

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Town Council and Tin Teams working together to fight hunger

Leigh-on-Sea Tin Team was formed by a group of residents who got inspired by the weekly clapping for carers, from here they decided to start gathering supplies for local foodbanks.

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Survey checks the ‘pulse’ of Southend residents during pandemic

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are asking residents to let them know about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and what steps they think the borough can take to ensure a positive future.

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Roundtable finalise the route for this year's Santa's Sleigh

Leigh-on-Sea Roundtable have finalised their route for Santa's Sleigh this year.

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Youth Council take part in ‘Make your Mark’

Southend Youth Council members have taken part in this year’s virtual Make your Mark voting, organised by the British Youth Council.

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Course to help residents into work in the care sector

Residents with an interest in starting up a career in the care sector are being urged to register their interest in a successful career-starting project.

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Introducing Southend Writers and Artists Network

Una Rose introduces SWAN and talks about their online 2020 fair.

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Libraries closed but Click and Collect and home delivery set to continue

Following the Government announcement of a period of lockdown (commencing today, Thursday 5 November), the council is pleased to announce that residents will still have access to the Click and Collect and home library delivery services.

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Food voucher scheme launched for adult college learners

A new support project for students at Southend Adult Community College will see free food and drink made available for any student that may be struggling during the pandemic.

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Southend in Sight staff go that extra mile in 117 Challenge

Southend in Sight have run 117 miles in order to raise money for those living with sight loss. Read their report here...

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Honour the fallen whilst protecting the living

Residents are being urged to ‘honour the fallen whilst protecting the living’ as remembrance services across the country are altered this year to ensure the safety of local communities.

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Yet another record-breaking year for Southend’s parks

The council is delighted to announce that it now boasts seven award winning parks as the town celebrates achieving a record number of Green Flags.

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October Newsletter Released for the Endeavour Trust

The Endeavour Trust has released its October Newsletter.

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New Plans for Leigh Lights

Leigh Town Council have announced new plans for this year's Leigh Lights.

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Avatar army assembles in Southend-on-Sea

An avatar army has assembled in Southend-on-Sea to assist children in attending classes when they are unable to physically be in the classroom.

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Friends reach target for new path

The Friends of Leigh Library Gardens (FOLLG) have reached their fundraising target to install a new People’s Path in the Upper Gardens thanks to fantastic community support and a generous donation from the Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea.

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Trust Links Southend is Looking for Volunteers

Trust Links, Southend’s leading mental health charity, is currently seeking to recruit and train 100 volunteers to provide telephone or video calls to those feeling isolated.

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Huge Hang Out Online Event with Southend YMCA

Young musical talent from around the world will come together in a global online music event aimed at highlighting mental health and wellbeing among young people.

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